Friday, November 8, 2013

Raising Children / Accidents / On the Road

 VPAU 505.4 - Write a descriptive or narrative text / VPAU 505.3 - Follow a set of written instructions on a familiar process

Descriptive Texts / Narratives (VPAU505.4)

This story was written for children in 1831. What does it try to teach children? 


Do you think children are as kind and obedient as they were in the past? What is the best way to raise children?

Read the opinions of other ESL students from around the world (Topics Online Magazine, Issue 10)

Practice Assessment Task:

a) Complete a first draft in class and get a native English speaker (or your teacher) to check your work.

b) Write up a final copy and bring it to class for discussion and sharing.

Your teacher will explain to you what she or he expects to see in the assessment task you will complete in the coming week or two

Assessment Task (505.4) - Write a descriptive or narrative text

Click here or on the link to go to the back issues page of TOPICS MAGAZINE

Choose a topic from Topics Online Magazine

a) Read the opinions of others
b) Write your own opinion on the topic
c) Show your teacher the first draft
d) Bring your final copy to class for your teacher to assess)

Grammar - Adverbs of Degree

This week we were reviewing Adverbs of Degree. Watch the video and complete the exercises as you watch



Accidents / On the Road

VPAU 505.3 - Follow a set of written instructions on a familiar process

What do you do if you have an accident -- or if someone damages your car?


insurance / registration / cover / third party / comprehensive / compulsory / property / policy / premiums / excess / accident / damage / police /

Watch the video and discuss or answer the questions ...


1) What do the drivers exchange?

2) Does car registration cover the driver for damage to another car?

3) What does Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance cover? What doesn't it cover?

4) What is Third Party Property (TPP) insurance? What does it cover? What doesn't it cover?

5) What does Comprehensive Insurance cover?

Listening / Dictation - An Accident (based on the video above)

1) Download and print the fold / write / check worksheet from here

2) Listen to the dictation A Car Accident. Complete the dictation.

Grammar/Vocab: Reference for self study: English Vocab in Use (Unit 30 - On the Road)

Role Play / Writing

Let's act out the accident situation above.

A. Write a similar dialogue with a friend.

B. Record your dialogue at Dale's TalkGroups in the discussion, A Minor Car Accident ( or on my ipad if you prefer

Games - BBC English - Instructions

Delivery Driver BBC English Game

Read the instructions and have a go! Lots of fun! 

Also try "Destination Impossible" to practice following and giving instructions in English.


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